Oldest DNA sheds light on a 2 million-year-old ecosystem that has no modern parallel

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A core of ice age sediment from northern Greenland has yielded the world’s oldest sequences of DNA. The 2 million-year-old DNA samples revealed the now largely lifeless polar region was once home to … Read more

5 things to know for Dec. 7: Senate, Trump Organization, Gas prices, Apple, China

CNN — When astronauts snapped an image of Earth 50 years ago, no one knew it would become one of the world’s most widely reproduced photographs. The striking portrait of our planet, known as the “Blue Marble,” was taken on this day in 1972 – and still fills us with awe decades later. Here’s what … Read more

Raphael Warnock will win the Georgia Senate runoff, CNN projects, in the final midterm rebuke of Trump’s influence

CNN — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock will win Georgia’s Senate runoffCNN projects, giving Democrats greater leverage in the Senate next year and delivering a critical blow to former President Donald Trump after a defeat of yet another one of his hand-picked candidates. With Warnock’s defeat of Republican challenger Herschel Walker, Democrats will control 51 seats … Read more

Measles outbreak in central Ohio grows to more than 50 children, driven by ‘lack of vaccination’

CNN — A measles outbreak in central Ohio is growing, sickening more than 50 children, with many of them needing hospitalization, according to data updated Tuesday by Columbus Public Health. None of the children had been fully vaccinated against measles. Since the start of the outbreak in November, at least 58 measles cases have been … Read more

5 things to watch in Tuesday’s Georgia Senate race

CNN — The final drama of the 2022 midterm elections is coming to a head in Georgia on Tuesdayas Peach State voters – for the second time in as many years – cast ballots in a high-stakes US Senate runoff. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock was the leading vote-getter in the November general election, over Republican … Read more

Hawaii volcano: State activates National Guard as lava from Mauna Loa slowly inches closer to critical highway

CNN — Officials in Hawaii have activated the state’s National Guard to help in the response to the eruption of Mauna Loawhose lava has been steadily oozing toward a critical highway for days. The fountains of lava that have been shooting from the volcano over the past week are not a threat to communities or … Read more

Jurors in Los Angeles continue deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s second rape trial

CNN — A Los Angeles jury will return Tuesday to continue its deliberations in the second sexual assault trial of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of using his Hollywood influence to lure women into private meetings and assault them. In total, jurors have been deliberating for more than six hours as of … Read more

Flu vaccine appears to be a very good match to circulating strains, CDC says

CNN — This year’s flu shot appears to be “a very good match” to the circulating strains, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a news briefing Monday. However, she noted that flu vaccinations are lagging behind the pace of previous years. Through the end of October, CDC data … Read more

Russian nationals fighting for Ukraine vow to resist Moscow’s forces ‘until the end’

Dolyna, Ukraine CNN — A soldier in a Ukrainian uniform morosely contemplates the ruins of an Orthodox monastery in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region. “This is a result of Putin’s war,” he says, angrily, as he paces through the wreck. “As a Christian, this is very offensive to me.” The soldier, whose name CNN agreed not … Read more

Rudy Giuliani: Ethics charges for election fraud claims take major step forward with trial-like hearing in DC

CNN — Facing possible professional sanctions, Rudy Giuliani described on Monday the Trump campaign’s legal strategy for challenging the 2020 election results and how the former New York mayor had hoped to frame up an eventual case for the US Supreme Court. Giuliani is outlining his involvement in orchestrating the post-election legal strategy for former … Read more